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. caltrain number 101 slow out of redwood city about 15 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. you can follow the storm yourself with our hi-def doppler. just go to cbssf.com/weather. >>> a midwest storm is leaving travelers stranded. a blizzard brought white-out conditions to illinois. several highways have been closed across the midsection of the country. the storm is slowly crawling across several states now. more than 500 flights out of chicago's o'hare and midway airports have been canceled. some airlines are waiving fees for customers who want to change flights because of this big storm. >>> the weather in the midwest is also affecting travelers at sfo. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the airport this morning with more on the expected weather delays. good morning, cate. >> good morning, michelle. >> reporter: mother nature is already making her mark here in the bay area but i want to show you now that things are pick up here at sfo. you can see the travelers are already standing in line. i just got off the phone with an airport representative who told me coastal flights could
we have some breaking news in dal city. a car with two people inside goes over a cliff and falls several hundred feet and we're learning that one person now has some serious injuries. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is on the scene right now at highway 35 and olympic way where there are multiple road closures and we can see crews behind you. >> reporter: one person was taken know a local hospital. chp says they could be suffering moderate to major injuries. the other person suffered some minor injuries and refused treatment and actually i believe is still here on scene. but as for those road closures, we're told that one lane on southbound john daly is completely shut down. chp says it's expected to be closed for the next couple of hours. as you can see, there's video from earlier. fire trucks and chp on scene trying to look at the car that went over the cliff. we heard reports that around 4:30, the car drove over here in this area. now they have called in a tow truck and about 350 feet of cable to try to get that car out. two people were involved in the collision. one person aga
as it tries to cut down on crime in the city. legendary lawman bill bratton will become a consultant now for the oakland pd. he helped reduced violent crime when heed haded up new york and the l.a. police departments -- when he headed up new york and the l.a. police departments. some people aren't sure a new consultant isn't the solution in oakland. >> it might tamp some of it down just like putting armed guards on every street corner might tamp some of it down but it won't make people's lives better. i live over in the rolling 20s in a rough naked. there are a lot of miserable people there. they're not miserable because they're unhappy. they're miserable because they have no hope and them no money. >> oakland city council votes next month on the plan to hire bratton for some $250,000. >>> a bay area officer lost two guns to burglars who hit his home in antioch. the officer, who works for an undisclosed bay area agency, returned home wednesday night to find three burglars in his home. when he went in, they ran out the back and apparently used one of the stolen guns to keep the officer fr
of the miyagi miyagi. one city reported a minor injuries, taking a look at the video, you can see it caused continuous shaking in some areas. buildings in tokyo were reportedly swaying for at least several minutes. this quake did rattle nerves in a country still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in march 2011. miyagi was one one of the areas that suffered the worst of the destruction. that quake fueled, at least 60 people died and cars boats and homes were swept away. as of right now, tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any of its nuclear plants. frank michelle. >> and we understand that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newscast and wasn't able
for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them that they don't have enough cops and ordering them to hire more. >> according to the "oakland tribune," oakland will be the city in the nation -- the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court-appointed director. >>> san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. the board committee meets about that this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest though. it says the introduction of tasers increased deaths at the hands of officers. >>> some other bay area headlines now on this thursday. candles and flowers sit at the site where a bicyclist was gunned down near a berkeley school yesterday. family and friends believe th
side toward foster city. we jump to our maps. i'm going to show you a brand new accident just reported. dumbarton bridge. in the meantime, stick with the san mateo bridge. that's a look at the drive back to you. >>> there's one more chance tonight for people in san jose to tell the city manager what she should look for in a new police chief. the last of four community meetings at 6:30. the next police chief will probably come from outside the city. that's because no one within the department has applied for the job. >>> the bay bridge toll l plaza is getting a new look starting tonight. caltrans plans to spend 6 1/2 million dollars to give the toll plaza a facelift. the work will be done during overnight hours over the next six months. >>> stepping out. okay. 6:09 we could find out this morning whether bay are area crab fishermen will be bringing in their catch anytime soon. they will meet at 10:00 in san francisco to plan the next move. they have been on strike since wholesalers tried to cut the price they are paid crab. it was hard to find crab at this week's crab festival down on th
blamed that outage on some stormy weather. >>> those affected by last month's mud slide in daly city can start filing for damage claims today. city officials say it will cost almost one million dollars to restore that hillside that slid into the streets below. price tag will also include fixing a broken water pipe that led to the mud slide in the first place. money is coming from already collected water bills. >>> slow response expected in the east bay after four fire stations will be closed in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in clayton to explain how long it will now take firefighters to respond. good morning, cate. >> good morning, michelle. starting next month the city of clayton won't have a fire station at all that. means the nearest station will be 3.5 miles away in concord. last night's vote came after voters failed to pass measure q, a $75 a year parcel tax. if it passed it would have prevented that's closures. the closures will save the fire protection district $3 m the district faces a $17 million deficit. it says it spent its rese
sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole opened up yesterday. this one in the santa cruz mountains on vine hill road near the summit and highway 17. it's big as well one entire lane is gone and the remainder of the road is in jeopardy because there's nothing underneath supporting the pavement now. it's not clear how long that road will stay closed. >>> one
to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so today. >> reporter: president obama is keeping a close eye on a week lon strike at two southern california ports. 800 members at the port of los angeles and long beach have been working without a contract for two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>>
the central bay stretching from daly city, san francisco, through oakland and walnut creek. we are seeing good rain coming down here. but otherwise, it has been fairly quiet. that's about to change. expect rain spreading throughout the bay area throughout the morning hours and then i think by the afternoon this cold front going to sag through and slide eastward and then looks like the skies will part a little bit maybe a couple of leftover showers and then we dry out. temperatures because of the subtropical moisture will be mild. 50s at the coast, mid-60s in the warmest spots inland. but this is likely it. i think this will be the last storm we see in quite some time. after this we start to dry out. this morning, very wet, making it very treacherous on the roads, gianna. >> it sure is. it is a very busy day for us in the traffic center. we are trying to get an update about 101 at silver, a traffic alert, accident blocking lanes. no word if it's out of lanes. so that traffic alert is still in effect. slow on 101. reports of a new accident north 101 ne
, a one- third increase over 2011. san jose's 45 relatively low for a city of its side but still 12.5% higher than last year. >>> police think the driver who crashed into a concord funeral home was involved in a street race. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of a 1974 chevy nova. police say the teenager was going well over the 40-mile-an- hour speed limit. and apparently he was racing another 16-year-old. a service was just beginning when the car crashed into the ouimet brothers funeral chapel. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we heard what we thought was an earthquake and turned around and saw the car careen through the front of the building. luckily, there was nobody there. i am very grateful to the priest for ushering everybody in. >> two teenagers in the car and one man in the funeral home were injured. no one was arrested. >>> the numbers of drunk driving arrests and of fatal accidents are down this holiday weekend compared to last year. the chp made 723 drunk driving arrests since friday night across the state, more than 200 fewer than last year. ac
for the city. the report did not, however, endorse the use of the metal known as 9 chrome. a federal investigation did find 9 chrome piping can still be corroded and leak causing fires. >>> people are already lining up in san jose for a massive toy and book giveaway. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live now from the sacred heart community service and cate, thousands of kids are expected to get a gift this morning. >> reporter: you're right. about 5600 kids will be getting toys and books this morning thanks to the efforts of the local community. i want to show you we also want to thank the parents and efforts of sacred heart and your donations. sacred heart has checked more than 17,000 toys and books. it's part of the christmas toy box distribution. sacred heart does this event every year for the past 10 years to help keep the holiday spirit alive for low income bay area families. now, starting at 10 a.m., parents will be able to pick out age-appropriate toys for their children. and parents we spoke to have been here since 5:30 last night. they are braving the cold temperatures
for the 4th quarter dunk. it was a rematch of last season's finals. oklahoma city and miami. miami got the win by the way, 103-97. lebron james assisting on the court. >>> a christmas eve sendoff for recovering sea lion in marin county. the marine mammal center released kiki on rodeo beach monday. as you can see, he couldn't wait to get out of the crate and head into the water. workers rescued the sea lion near monterey last week. he was lethargic, malnourished and bite marks on his neck. that's why frank's not here this morning. [ laughter ] >> the center helped him recover with nearly six pounds of herring daily. >> aw, kiki is back at home. so is frank. [ laughter ] >>> 6:25. coming up in the next half hour, a big ooops on the wheel of fortune has the internet calling for a do-over. >>> a strong line of storms brings a blizzard to the northeast. >> and americans edge closer to the "fiscal cliff." still ahead, who works through the holiday to come up with the plan. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have th
, classes will resume at san jose city college less than 24 hours after a lockdown. yesterday afternoon, a caller reported seeing a man possibly armed with a gun at the tech center building. s.w.a.t. teams and heavily armed police officers searched the campus room by room during a three- hour lockdown. the city college president says the school immediately sent a text and went into lockdown mode. students and faculty were slowly released from classrooms as officers searched the entire five-story building. >> we definitely barricaded down. we definitely sat there. we hushed our voices, got away from all the windows, mad sure we weren't anywhere near where anyone can look in and we were afraid. >> in the end police found no indication that a gunman was on campus. >>> more people are coming forward talking about interactions with connecticut gunman lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say that his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile investigators
's amazing and coming up really high. >> bill hudson sent us this video from redwood city about an hour after high tide. and even then, the water levels were as high as the butchers of several suvs. take a look. the same thing is happening in southern california drivers had to deal with flooding on this stretch of road in sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway there was shut down for part of the morning. king tides occur when the earth, moon and sun align in a way that increases the gravitational pull on oceans toward the shore. and they usually occur several times a year. >> surfers love it. >> i bet. >> i would imagine. >>> san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk at least for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> here it is on a facebook post. sergeant "carl t" bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding, it was a joke but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs so
city faces charges after police received a tip that he commented on social media in support of the connecticut gunman. detectives got a warrant to search cabada's home and found he had access to firearms. police say they seized several items. >>> access to guns is on the minds of a lot of people and for some residents in los gatos they are focused on a store that's about to open and will have a variety of guns for sale. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with an update. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i can tell you this morning many los gatos neighbors are upset. the concern over the new store drew a big crowd to last night's town council meeting. residents say they weren't given enough notice about a gun store in the neighborhood. templar sports on university avenue will offhand guns shot guns and rifles with fishing equipment and sports good. some neighbors are asking the town council to enact a law to prohibit gun sales or require a conditional use permit. critics say the store will make them feel less safe. >> i do not feel safe under the current l
and more evacuations are not needed. >>> reports of gas shut down a safeway store in daly city last night but pg&e crews determined the strange odor was not natural gas. the source of the smell is under investigation. >>> and the smell is what led to the discovery of a ghoulish plot up in the north bay. two people are under arrest for what was found in a backyard of a home on warren avenue in vallejo. it was a badly decomposed body. richard romer of alameda died two years ago at the age of 56. investigators say romer's 22- year-old son joseph romer hid his own father's body in a box and standard it in a relative he is -- stashed it in a relative's backyard in vallejo. the body was found earlier this month. >> my sister had walked over there and got about to where the red car is and she is like, wow, i mean, she could smell it from that far off. so that's a good 40, 50 feet away that she could smell it. >> the cause of romer's death is under investigation. joseph romer and his girlfriend are accused of hiding the body and cashing thousands of dollars worth of pension checks. >>> the woman
throughout the city. but it's also the knock on the door. >> volunteers will spend most of this christmas day delivering those meals. >>> and san francisco firefighters are spending christmas day giving toys to kids all across the city. ♪ some of the kids had a little sing along yesterday. 7600 toys were denated yesterday to firefighters at the annual toy drive at lefty o'doul's bar here? san francisco. the union says demand for toys up 15% this year. and today families that applied to receive some toys are picking them up at the program's headquarters. a lot of people donating yesterday. >> that's awesome and all got the holiday ties on. you too. >> i do. >> your christmas gift. >> yeah. fresh out of the -- >> he has the peanuts tie on. >> yes i do. >> all decked out and your socks. >> and my socks, we can't show the socks. >> head to toe. >> show the socks come on. >> i will bring something out -- too high. hey folks around the bay area today we have a lot of clouds in the cbs 5 hi-def doppler radar tracking a couple of rain drops so you can see there mainly in the north bay right now. a
3:30 this morning. it was towards the peninsula side as you head into foster city. you're looking live at church. so delays are improving but it's still a backup. we were seeing delays. this two-car crash was reported just as a normal incident at first but again, one person was pronounced dead at the scene. so they have that closure down for quite some time. hopefully things are improving. all lanes are now open. you should use the dumbarton bridge just for the next maybe 15, 20 minutes. things should be good after 6:30. let's jump to the maps. we have a new trouble spot to report westbound 580 at high street. getting word of an accident where a vehicle may have hit a pedestrian in the road. no word yet if it's blocking the main lines of the freeway or if the accident happened on the off-ramp there. we'll get more details on this just a few minutes. we'll send it back to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> was it a playful planing or playful prank? a san francisco sergeant at first claimed responsibility for a high-speed joyride through a tunnel in town. elizabeth wenger reports. >>
. >> hundreds of gun control advocates protested yesterday in new york and other cities. >>> some in congress on sunday on reaching a deal for the white house to avoid reaching the fiscal cliff. the president and congress on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks resume to try and prevent the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january the 1st. andrew spencer with the very latest from washington. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers say president wants the country to fall over the cliff. >> we were going over the cliff before. that's what the president wants. >> john boehner failed to get vets in on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people earning more than a million dollars a year. on friday speaker painer and the president left with no deal, each making a parting pitch. >> i asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle- class americans, protects insurance for 2 million americans and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's -- it would hurt jobs. >> repo
of hayward toward foster city, we are seeing a few more cars, looks like though about a 17-minute ride to go between 880 and 101. eastbound not showing any delays towards hayward. south 680 at north main street overturned vehicle reported possibly blocking lanes. chp is on scene and we see a line of yellow so that means speeds around 25 to 40 miles an hour. south bay now, we are dealing with slow-and-go conditions north 101, 280 to 237. we have this accident at mathilda. it's out of lanes but the damage is done. back to you. >>> 41 minutes after 6:00, that would be 19 minutes before 7:00. nasa is going to crash and burn a spacecraft today and nevertheless, it will b a success. why they are going to crash land into the moon this afternoon. >> the market just opened. let's check the early numbers. looks like things are off to a good start. we have the dow up about 42 points. coming up, we'll get update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. ot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, igniting the debate. >>> welcome back. well, gun control has been a hot topic recently in california. and, of course, the
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